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Ford - It's time to punish

Scotland captain Ross Ford believes they can discover their clinical edge and turn around their RBS 6 Nations campaign against France after focusing on converting chances in training.

Scotland have suffered defeats against England (13-6) and Wales (27-13), scoring one try in the process, despite having several clear chances and decent territorial pressure in both matches.

"We have looked at the Wales game and we put them under pressure. They're a quality side and we created a lot of chances. However, we didn`t finish those chances off - we weren`t clinical enough," he said. "We will keep the faith in how we're trying to play and that we will take the opportunities and finish them off."

He added: "We have talked about it in the last couple of weeks. It`s just about being composed.

"We have created chances, it`s all about having belief and being clinical.

"We've been recreating that in training and repeating them until it becomes second nature.

"That`s what we are doing every time - it`s something we have got to be better at.

"The hard work we put in in training will come to fruition. We have to make sure we take all that hard work out on the pitch and leave nothing behind.

"That`s what we have worked on and try to emphasise all the time."


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